On Sunday, August 1st, pianist/composer Eri Yamamoto and her longstanding trio, featuring bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, will celebrate their recent AUM Fidelity release, In Each Day, Something Good (AUM059), with a two-set performance at Cornelia Street Café.
Half the recording takes its inspiration from Ms. Yamamoto’s experiences as a Japanese-born pianist living in America for the past 15 years, while the other half is a suite of original compositions based on I Was Born, But…, legendary director Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent film. Each track serves the central theme of the record, which is moving forward by finding something positive in each day.
Critics called In Each Day, Something Good “a delightful set readily consolidating Yamamoto’s place at the top table” (John Sharpe, AllAboutJazz.com) and “a disc that signals Yamamoto and team are getting more and more articulate” (Jim Macnie, Village Voice). BBC Music’s Bill Tilland adds, “each piece shines with its own interior light.”